How to Understand Antiques, Collectibles And Art Prices
Auction value, retail value, insurance replacement value, appropriate marketplace, fair-market value, cash value—all terms applied to antiques, art and collectibles.
A Scrimshaw Mystery Solved!
I like a good mystery! And I especially love to solve mysteries. This scrimshawed 22.2-ounce & 7.25-inch Sperm whale tooth falls into that category.
Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company: The Early Years (1893 to 1910)
This is the first of a series of articles on the Consolidated Lamp and Glass Company. Over the next few weeks I will cover the Art Deco period and art glass giftware line.
This Week in Geek: 7/23
Who saw The Dark Knight last weekend and lost their minds?
Shredded wheat bowl, George Jones And Sons
Hi Toriang. Thanks for the info and have looked at other items by same person. Have found the Abbey pattern like mine and I am amazed that it is worth something. Must stop using it as a butter dish!!!
Antique cast iron wall mounting candle or latern holder
This is a 19th century item that I bought from an estate sale. I have gone online to see if anything resembles this candle/latern holder. Some items I have seen resemble and are in the $800.00-1,000 range. My candle/latern holder swivels.
The Comic Speculator: The Dark Knight
Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably heard that the sequel to Batman, The Dark Knight, opened in theaters last Friday. If you’re reading this blog I can only assume that you are a nerd like me and you’ve already seen The Dark Knight at least once. The buzz around the new Batman is mainly centered on Health Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker.
This Week in Geek 7/16
Wednesday is upon us yet again and that means one thing! Well one thing for comic nerds anyway. New comic day! It’s mid-july, crossovers season is in full swing, comic book movies rule the box office, the Cubs are still first in their division and the new Batman movie opens this weekend. Who could ask for more?
National Auctioneers Association Conference
Recently, I attended my first National Auctioneers Association (NAA) conference after 40 years in the business, and what a treat! There, I exchanged ideas with fellow auctioneers and learned new tips and modern tricks about auctioning collectibles and antiques.
Totally new to this!
Hi! My name is Robbie Jean, I am so pleased to have "tripped" over this site! I’m new to this & I’m looking forward to many chats about stuff! My husband & I just recieved a storage unit, something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. He goes to flea markets, I clean the units. This is our 1st one, but already I’ve found some interesting things!